In keeping with our yearly tradition of tangibly expressing our thanks to God in the Advent Season, the Elders and Ministry Team members present these two ways we can all be involved.
1. Christmas Gifts for Christ
For this year’s Christmas Gifts for Christ offering, we are encouraging you to consider the financial need of KHRIS (Kolkata Hope Rising In the Slums). Struck by the depth of need she saw among young women in the Kolkata slums, one of our missionaries, the late Lorraine Chen, established KHRIS as a means of providing education in order that these women could find gainful employment and build for a future with their families away from the slums. FAIR(Fellowship Aid and International Relief) is working to raise the funds to purchase and administer a safe home for KHRIS participants. This Christmas, we have an opportunity to help KHRIS purchase this home and have set a goal of raising $20,000.
2. Pay Down Our Mortgage
The second way we can express to God our thanks this Advent is by contributing further to pay down our mortgage. In September, the Elders presented to us the challenge of bringing down our mortgage by $700,000 by February 2020. This will enable our church to keep our monthly payments at a manageable level so that ministry is not curtailed in any way. The $200,000 given in October was a significant chunk toward this goal. Will you prayerfully consider what you can do this Advent Season so that another large lump sum payment can be made against the principal by the year’s end?
Please ensure cheques are made payable to West Highland and all gifts are clearly designated for “Christmas Gifts for Christ” and/or “Building Fund”.
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